January 23, 2013
Are you ready to Find Help on your journey to employment? Spend a few minutes watching this tutorial video to learn about the Find Help tool.
The video will take you through scenarios using the simple and advanced search to locate national, regional, or local service providers and get details on an EN’s performance, called the EN Report Card.
Subscribe to the official Ticket to Work YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/choosework to receive notifications about success stories and other videos offered by the Ticket to Work program!
The Find Help tool is a simple and easy way to get help today. Social Security wants you to feel good about your choice and your journey to self-sufficiency. Get started with Ticket to Work and learn your way to a better future!
Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work and start your search now!
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November 9, 2012
Meet Jason Faust. As a teen who struggled with mental illness, he could not have imagined that his future would hold satisfying employment, greater independence and pride. He just needed to find the right support to get there.
Jason’s first stop was Nebraska’s VR agency, where he learned he was eligible to receive free employment services through Ticket to Work. With help from VR, he found employment and looked forward to working in a field that he loved. But Jason worried about his benefits, and what would happen after his VR services stopped.
A cooperative arrangement between Nebraska’s VR agency and a local Employment Network would allow Jason to receive the ongoing support he needed to stay employed and increase his earnings over time. This arrangement, known as Partnership Plus, gives Ticket program participants access to individualized services that can help them succeed after they are on the job.
When Jason’s case closed, he decided to work with Easter Seals, an EN that has a Partnership Plus agreement with Nebraska VR. They picked up the torch and provided benefits counseling. They helped him stay focused on meeting his career goals, and provided guidance when he needed it. Jason says it was nice to have someone in his corner to help him advance his career.
Jason now earns enough money to own a home, and he no longer relies on Social Security disability benefits. He says it feels good to be independent, and he’s grateful for the help he received along the journey to his “dream job.” Read Jason's full story at www.choosework.net/success.
With support from Ticket to Work, Nebraska VR and Easter Seals, Jason found his path to a better future. Find yours. To learn more, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).
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March 14, 2012
Join us on March 28 to learn how you can prevent and manage overpayments of your Social Security benefits. This special Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinar will teach you about:
WISE webinars are for people who receive Social Security benefits and others who want to learn about the Ticket to Work program and Work Incentives. WISE webinars are free and fully accessible from your phone and computer. Each webinar includes an informational presentation and a question and answer session. This WISE webinar will be held on March 28 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., EST.
If you cannot make the live event, want to watch the webinar again, or are looking for a particular webinar topic, visit our webinar library.
When you are ready to find a good job that leads to a good career and a better self-supporting future, attend a WISE webinar! Our next WISE webinar is March 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Register online or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).
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February 20, 2012
Social Security invites Ticket to Work service providers and community partners to organize a “WISE Webinar Viewing Party” for our upcoming webinar titled, You Asked. We Answer. Work Incentives That Work For You. The 90-minute webinar on February 29 addresses many frequently asked questions and goes into detail on topics such as Substantial Gainful Activity, Trial Work Period, and Earned Income Exclusion. A WISE Webinar Viewing Party can be a great opportunity for service providers to meet Ticket-eligible beneficiaries and their family members, talk with them about their employment goals, and help them learn more about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives.
The best part is that we made it easy to host a WISE Webinar Viewing Party by providing a tool kit of easy-to-use, downloadable materials below. The tool kit includes resources to help service providers plan, promote, and facilitate their viewing party.
Customizable Promotion Resources:
The WISE webinar, You Asked. We Answer. Work Incentives That Work For You, will be held on Wednesday, February 29 at 1:00 p.m. EST. If you plan to participate, we encourage you to register at www.choosework.net/wise. You will receive a confirmation message with webinar details including captioning information.
If you have questions about hosting a WISE Webinar Viewing Party, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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